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Darla Moore School of Business


Ellison Smith

Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Department: Finance
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-576-7907
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 456G
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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Ellison Smith holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Jacksonville University, a postgraduate certificate in Financial Planning and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Previous to joining the Darla Moore School of Business he was a Lecturer of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Coastal Carolina University from 2010 to 2022. Ellison has taught courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Economics and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and licensed general contractor. His professional experience includes public accounting, wealth management, and residential and commercial construction, acquisition and leasing.


  • DBA, Jacksonville University, 2022
  • Certificate in Financial Planning, University of South Carolina, 2005
  • MACC, University of South Carolina, 2005
  • B.A., The Citadel, 1981

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